• Tianjin West Railway Station
    © Christian Gahl

Tianjin West Railway Station

Tianjin, China, 2011

The newly constructed west train station connects the north and south parts of the city Tianjin. A cylindrical shell, consisting of a diamond-shaped machined beam system, creates the almost 400 m long barrel-shaped roof. The shell is self-supporting and joined to the concrete structure along its edges using bending resistant connections. The facade is carried by a joist system in-between the diamond shapes. The front side was enclosed using a radial truss facade. The connection between the front side and the shell was designed so that only horizontal loads can be transferred in the direction of the shell. A lightweight, far-spanning truss structure spans the associated train station roofs.

  • Location

    Tianjin, China

  • Architect

    gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

  • Client

    TSDI (Third Railway Survey Design Institute)

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design

  • Cylindrical shell width 114 m
    length 344 m
  • Material steel
  • height 37 m
  • Tianjin West Railway Station © Christian Gahl
  • Tianjin West Railway Station © Christian Gahl

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